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to their base in missouri late tonight. on the ground, u.s. aircraft attack libyan forces south of benghazi for the first time while muammar qaddafi remained defiant, calling nations allied against him the party of satan and vowing to fight inch by inch for his country. we have correspondents on the ground in libya and in washington with the latest and we begin with national security correspondent david martin at the pentagon. >> an unmanned reconnaissance zone takes off from sicily to survey the damage done by american missiles and bombs. an overhead photo shows what happened to the battlefield. >> you can see the shelters, one of which we have blown up here that is actually flattened. >> since the assault began on saturday, u.s. and british warships have launched 124 cruise missiles and sent three stealth bombers flying nonstop from the u.s. >> we judge these strikes to have been very effective and significantly degrading the regime's air defense capability. >> the aim was to enable u.s. and allied planes to enforce a no-fly zone over libya without having to worry about ground fire. >> th
: the u.s. stored supply of oil called the strategic petroleum reserve contains 72-- 727 million barrels, enough to keep nation powered for a couple of months. those who want oil released from the reserves now say it would calm spiking gas prices so an economic recovery isn't threatened. after hurricane katrina, 30 million barrelses were released. oil prices dropped 3.7%. during the first gulf war, 34 million barrels were released and in one day prices dropped 33.4%. but some economists say the oil reserves should be saved for a true emergency and this isn't it. >> i think it's premature to open up the strategic petroleum reserve. i don't think it's going it to make a big difference with respect to prices. and i think at this point we can digest these prices. >> reporter: maybe so, but it doesn't go down easy. >> as a students's kind of tough to be able to pay the bills and pay these kind of gas prices. >> reporter: right now the average price of gas is still 61 cents below the record set in july 2008 of $4.11 a gallon. russ. >> mitchell: at least some good news there. sheryl attkisson i
establish the no-fly zone and suppress his air defences. >> reporter: the secretaries also made clear u.s. policy that moammar qaddafi must go is not the aim of the current mission. >> one of the things that i think is central is you don't, in a military campaign, set as a mission or a goal something you're not sure you can achieve. >> reporter: the critics on capitol hill say the administration's policy lacks clarity. >> i think there should have been a plan for what our objectives were, a debate as to why this was in our vital interest before we committed military forces to libya rd today nato assumed full command of the mission. the president says america's role will be limited. >> we're not putting any ground forces into libya. >> reporter: and that other union heaveal in the middle east like the recent bloody crack down in syria will be looked at case by case. >> each of these, we are looking at and an liz will-- analyzing carefully. but we can't draw some general, sweeping conclusions about the entire region. >> reporter: and president obama makes his pitch monday evening in a telev
are struggling to contain the threat of multiple meltdowns. flooding across large parts of the u.s. force some residents out of their homes and on to higher ground. and pushed out. the state department spokesman quits after causing the treatment of the suspected wikileaks leaker ridiculous. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. we are getting a clearer picture of the death and devastation in japan caused by friday's massive earthquake and tsunami. here's the latest. japan has now upgraded the quake to a magnitude 9. more than 1400 people are confirmed dead, with fears the toll could surge past 10,000. authorities say there is a risk of another nuclear reactor explosion, but u.s. officials say there is no radiation threat to the west coast. dent all along the we have correspondents all along the earthquake zone tonight and we begin with ben tracey in tokyo. >> reporter: the port town of minamisanriku on the northeastern coast is nearly wiped out and in the area near there authorities now fear 10,000 people may be dead. when
's a great win for us. >> dan: let's talk about your three-point shooting for a minute. 10 against penn state. seven today. what are you eating for breakfast? what's the key? >> just keep getting shots up, staying with the same routine. teammates did a great job getting me the ball today, i was fortunate enough to knock shots down again. >> dan: your team, everybody is talking about you as a potential number one seed in the ncaa tournament. how do you feel about your team and its chances in that tournament? >> we haven't really thought about it yet. obviously, we feel we've got a great team, we're playing on the same page and we're worried about the big ten tournament. this is a great win for us to clinch the season but we've got a great group of guyos this team. >> dan: thanks very much. congratulations. >> greg: jon diebler talking about shooting. you know as well as anybody shooters shoot the ball. >> greg a.: yes, they do, i think ohio state has the highest ceiling of anybody in the country. i think they're the most complete team. >> seth: i agree. i think they're going to win the whole t
of flooding. i'm bruce leshan, thanks for joining us this -- i'm bruce johnson, thanks for joining us this sunday. we'll start with meteorologist, anny hong. when will this rain end? >> reporter: closer at 10:00 to 11:00 and possibly midnight. we're seeing a possibility of thunderstorms. take a look at live doppler 9,000hd where we're still seeing widespread rain just south of leesburg. it will be impacting frederick at 6:50 and then by 7:00 fairmont, we could see heavy downpours and also in the areas with a little bit of hail associated with these systems. we're also talking about some pretty intense rainfall impacting some smaller roadways. i also want to mention now just to the west you can see we have some areas of some snow and maybe even freezing rain into the higher elevations. i'll talk about the flood watches and warnings in effect. now the dc metro area under a flood warning including manassas, culpepper, and in the brighter greens. that is a flood watch in effect until 9:45 tonight and the watch goes until midnight tonight. so with the flooding possibility, mainly for the s
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